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British Museum
Brutus, assassin of Julius Caesar, took his own life #onthisday in 42 BC. Find out why... ow.ly/CTZXx pic.twitter.com/C4pECJeX9U
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Join us for a Q&A with #WitchesAndWickedBodies curators on #Halloween (Fri 31 Oct) at 11.00 GMT! pic.twitter.com/jna0FCqXPk
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#otd in 1407: the Yongle emperor orders a second voyage of the imperial fleet ow.ly/DdEIR #Ming50Years pic.twitter.com/uBKB464wUX
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From clock to car: Germans are masters of metal – @BBCRadio4's new #MemoriesOfANation episode ow.ly/D6LiN pic.twitter.com/dRImlnYKKb
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Happy #Diwali! This painting shows women celebrating with lanterns and fireworks #Diwali2014 #art
Happy #Diwali! This painting shows women celebrating with lanterns and fireworks ow.ly/ffGp5 pic.twitter.com/CmuskpV517
Actress Sarah Bernhardt was born #onthisday in 1844. Here’s her portrait in @vanityfair #portrait #vanityfair #art #history
Discover the amazing craftsmanship behind this lacquer box in #Ming50Years in this new video ow.ly/DaLOI pic.twitter.com/yfAu6MPjSk
Paul Cézanne died #onthisday in 1906. Here’s his print of bathers from 1897.
Actress Sarah Bernhardt was born #onthisday in 1844. Here’s her portrait in @VanityFair ow.ly/CTYW2 pic.twitter.com/4vlobSmCvm
Paul Cézanne died #onthisday in 1906. Here’s his print of bathers ow.ly/CTZsE pic.twitter.com/xFrwZ9xMLP
Today is #WombatDay! Wombats had a special place in Dante Gabriel Rossetti’s heart… ow.ly/D6Daq pic.twitter.com/1VVKZqBxLl
Teachers: teaching history with 100 objects now has fantastic new objects, which all feature teaching ideas and classroom resources. Check them out now! teachinghistory100.org #teaching #resources #history #museum
Today is the feast day of St Ursula. Discover the story of this English princess in this video ow.ly/D73PL pic.twitter.com/VxLwysPp7K
The weight is over… This week’s #MysteryObject is a gold weight from Ghana ow.ly/D6OJE pic.twitter.com/TInkGNbVtl
Next in our #MuseumOfTheFuture series looking at all the Museum's galleries: Room 5. This space is a gallery for temporary exhibitions. The current display is Ancient lives, new discoveries, looking at #8mummies from ancient Egypt and Sudan. Previous exhibitions in this gallery have included Power a
Even this week's #MysteryObject is perplexed... Any ideas what this is? pic.twitter.com/EfzdMHJmv4
Plus enjoy a full week of free half-term activities inspired by #Ming50Years from 27 Oct ow.ly/D1RRU pic.twitter.com/buDycytILX
Draw lions in the Great Court as part of a #Ming50Years family day on 26 Oct @The_Big_Draw ow.ly/D1PPS pic.twitter.com/lC3POmt66a
Lions, elephants, dragons! Discover the weird and wonderful animals in #Ming50Years ow.ly/D5KS9 pic.twitter.com/VSVJO8L9Tt
Born #onthisday in 1328: the Hongwu emperor, founder of the Ming dynasty #Ming50Years ow.ly/D1OAH pic.twitter.com/nYWkQw3rUj
Baroque artist Domenichino was born #onthisday in 1581. Here’s his drawing of St Luke ow.ly/D3f8f pic.twitter.com/dzomNFDoXd
Horatio Nelson died #onthisday in 1805 at the Battle of Trafalgar. This commemorative medal was intended for presentation to the men who fought under Nelson at Trafalgar, with 19,000 struck in copper, of which 14001 were distributed. #history #medal #trafalgar #nelson
Nelson died #onthisday in 1805 at the Battle of Trafalgar. Here’s a commemorative medal ow.ly/q18rU pic.twitter.com/c85BFIaI7T
The Sydney Opera House opened #onthisday in 1973. Designed by the Danish architect Jørn Utzon, the Sydney Opera House provoked fierce public controversy in the 1960s as much over the escalating cost of its construction as the innovative brilliance of its domed sail-like halls. Now recognised the wo
Dutch artist Aelbert Cuyp was born #onthisday in 1620. He seemed to be very fond of cows! ow.ly/CVDqz pic.twitter.com/IgXQEgIkHX
To celebrate #8mummies extending to April 2015, catch up on all our #MummyMonday posts so far! ow.ly/D2L0k pic.twitter.com/eiwHF5h9O7
Born #onthisday in 1632: architect Sir Christopher Wren. Here’s a freehand drawing showing the relationship of the domes of the new St Paul’s Cathedral #history #architecture #stpauls #London #art
Room 4, Egyptian sculpture, is the next gallery in our #MuseumOfTheFuture series. The objects in this gallery range in date from 2600 BC to the 2nd century AD. Large-scale sculpture was an important feature of the great temples and tombs of ancient Egypt and was believed to be imbued with powerful s
Next in our #MuseumOfTheFuture series looking at all the galleries in the British Museum, it's Room 3. Since 2005 this room has housed a series of temporary displays – The Asahi Shimbun Displays. Usually focused on one object (although sometimes featuring several), it provides a space in which to ex
The @SydOperaHouse opened #onthisday in 1973. This Australian print recalls its famous shape… ow.ly/D1qLi pic.twitter.com/ZbIZcQyPr2
All the objects in teachinghistory100.org feature teaching ideas and classroom resources @educationgovuk pic.twitter.com/kslbLpgpJJ
One of the new objects is this medieval gold reliquary pendant from @NorfolkMuseums ow.ly/CRIHz pic.twitter.com/9UPpHoQfWq
Teachers: teaching history with 100 objects teachinghistory100.org @educationgovuk now has fantastic new objects! pic.twitter.com/6zdxCkaIVu
Today’s @BBCRadio4's #MemoriesOfANation discusses the impact of Gutenberg's printing press ow.ly/D0YRp pic.twitter.com/uCjsaJOODP
Continuing our #MuseumOfTheFuture series showing all the gallery spaces, here's Room 2, Collecting the world. The Museum was founded in 1753 and opened its doors to visitors in 1759. Room 2 celebrates some of the collectors who have shaped the Museum over four centuries, as well as individuals and o
Born #onthisday in 1632: Sir Christopher Wren. Here’s his design for St Paul’s Cathedral ow.ly/CUdhG pic.twitter.com/i4OA6EjNKt
Don’t miss Pompeii from the British Museum in US cinemas on Thu 23 Oct @fathomevents ow.ly/CVLX7 pic.twitter.com/DWWtuTSEiE
Umberto Boccioni was born #onthisday in 1882. This is a portrait of his mother ow.ly/CTVEw pic.twitter.com/8rpD4aV9NP
#onthisday in 202 BC: Battle of Zama, where Roman general Scipio defeated Hannibal of Carthage ow.ly/CTVyl pic.twitter.com/Bp80ppOQSb
A new series for #MuseumOfTheFuture – we're posting pics of all our galleries. This is Room 1, Enlightenment. The Enlightenment was an age of reason and learning that flourished across Europe and America from about 1680 to 1820. This rich and diverse permanent exhibition uses thousands of objects to
You can also see Riemenschneider’s carving of St Luke in #MemoriesOfANation ow.ly/CWI6E pic.twitter.com/s2u7XWfuYZ
Today is the feast day of St Luke the Evangelist ow.ly/CVtFK pic.twitter.com/OPMXKCvu95
Hear from artist Sara Rahbar in this free special talk tomorrow (Sun 19 Oct) at 12.00 ow.ly/CVciD pic.twitter.com/ZAmrUSaC2d
Learn more about Germany’s rulers, writers and artists in our exhibition #MemoriesOfANation ow.ly/CUkOE pic.twitter.com/TUaRJ6iMf0